RESEARCH CLUSTER IN URBAN INDIGENOUS WELLBEING
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
Assistant Professor, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBC Okanagan
This research cluster team is responding to urban Indigenous community needs through a holistic approach to spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health.
Guided by principles of an Indigenous relational approach, this team is committed to respectfully working with, and responding to, Urban Indigenous Community identified research priorities. Team members have experience and expertise in community-led Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous health, health promotion, identity and belonging, cultural safety, land-based healing, population health, geography, creative practices, occupational therapy, and mental wellness.
The team received a UBCO Cluster of Research Excellence award in 2021.
RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS
Elder Diana Moar
Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC Vancouver
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